Saturday, May 31, 2008


Sabbath! Sadie went to feed the pelicans but got distracted playing in the wading pool with Grandma. 

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Sunrise Lake Macquarie

We are staying on Lake Macquarie with Mum & David. This morning I was able to send Sadie in to see Grandma and dash out to watch the rising sun. 

Day three and Sadie slept through the night! We put Sadie to sleep at about 6:30 PM and she slept until 5:00 AM with only one rewrap. The trip over has been hard on Sadie and harder on Jodie as Sadie always calls for Mummy. Grampa reading a story and Sadie playing at great grandpa/ma Crow's farm. 

Funny girl is showing us all of her tricks. She knows how to point to her eyes, nose, mouth, ears, hair, fingers, and bellybutton. And worth noting, she can run across the floor, roll, land and with her hands and feet in the air look to see if anyone is watching. We are just waiting to see if she will start screaming. 

We have been out to Singleton to see the Crow's at the farm the last two days and today we are off to shop at Tuggarah...

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Australia; We are here!

26 Hours
Three planes
Two Airlines
A few dippers
Many screams

We made the trip. I'm not sure we are ready to make the return trip in a few weeks. But....

The grandparents and great grandparents came to see Sadie and she warmed to them quickly. Jodie's parents worked their own magic on her using play and food to break the ice. Sadie is in for a fun trip.

We could not hold our selves off shopping one day. We arrived and had to find a grocery. Jodie got Sadie and herself some auzzy tucker. Starting slow we only got Vitawheats and Arrowroot biscuits.  

The Lee had us over for tea and as alway it was wonderful. Manna and Pa Lee love to feed themselves and others. Thanks....

Monday, May 19, 2008

Pastor's Wives Frustrations

Amy we the love the video! Looking forward to your next creative work...

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Danny & Cyd Visit

The Curry Pot is closed on Sunday evening! Extols for the curry pot brought Danny and Cyd to a disappointing opportunity of eating Indian food. We will just have to try again. Little was lost however as Mellow Mushroom and Coldstone Creamery filled our desire for foods. 

Danny & Cyd wanted to catch-up and as always we enjoyed their company. Thanks for making the trip to visit. 

Sadie dazzled everyone before we swept her off to bed. 

Whit Swafford Graduates McCallie

Jonathan Whitfield Swafford

We are proud of Whit and his accomplishments at McCallie and wish him well in this endeavors as he attends The Citadel.

Whit is related to me as a second cousin. His parents are Doyal & Anne Swafford of Lookout Mountain.

Sadie held on like a trouper making it though the program. She found three other kids and played, making the time go faster.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Splashing Mummy & Tossing Rocks

Sadie delighted herself in the Hiwassee River tossing rocks, squishing sand, and best of all splashing.

The Smith's and Wright's joined us for a picnic and all had a wonderful time.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Old Climbing Pic!

What were your doing ten years ago? I nearly killed my brother sending him to climb an easy routs at Looking Glass Rock, while Nick and I scaled Glass Menagerie.
VP do you remember getting a speeding ticket on this trip? I guess you were in a hurry to jump start your climbing endeavors.
Good memories.

Pictured: Paul Meyers - Rocky - VP - Corbin - Nick - Chris (taking pic)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bible Study

Going for two weeks in a row! Our group was able to gather last night and eat birthday leftovers. Good times as no one had to cook. Thai/Asian next week?! We missed Jonathan and Nicky hope to catch up on all the woodcutting tails. Jonathan-- poison ivy covering your body, a log lands on you, and your building all by yourself?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Graycen's Birthday!

Happy Birthday to a beautiful girl. The Nudd family threw a wonderful party for their three year daughter Saturday, May 10. By the way, the chocolate covered lollipops, pretzels, and Oreos were hum-good. And the truffles were to die for!
Wouldn't you want to go to a party? Sadie did and she had fun watching the other children, playing with new toys, and seeing new surroundings.
We meet the Holritz family who's photographs are awesome. They captured great shots of Graycen at the party. Check'em out.
We meet Cory and Amanda Reeves who have just moved back to the south. They have a little boy about a year old. Maybe Sadie will have a new friend to play with! We hope to see you guys in the future.